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The secret river

Author: Kate Grenville
Publisher: Edinburgh ; New York : Canongate, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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The Secret River is the story of Grenville's ancestors, who wrested a new life from the alien terrain of Australia and its native people. London, 1806. William Thornhill, a Thames bargeman, is deported to the New South Wales colony in what would become Australia. In this new world of convicts and charlatans, Thornhill tries to pull his family into a position of power and comfort.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
History
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1841957976 9781841957975 1841956821 9781841956824 9781841959146 1841959146
OCLC Number: 760110209
Awards: Short-listed for The Man Booker Prize 2006 (UK)
Description: 334 pages : map ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Kate Grenville.

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And other recent arrivals - Thomas Blackwood, Smasher Sullivan and Mrs Herring - are finding their own ways to respond to them.Soon Thornhill, a man neither better nor worse than most, has to make  Read more...

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A vivid evocation of the rawest kind of colonialism. -- Jem Poster * * Books * * Ambitious new novel... Grenville's skill is to turn what could have been too obviously a representative moral fable Read more...

 
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